Taking cues from classic noir and Inception, sci-fi thriller Reminiscence is set in a world ravaged by climate change. In the future, technology lets people relive their memories — sometimes finding secrets they’d rather forget.
The sequel to The Shining is more invested in the mechanics of its central superpower/curse than the original. Doctor Sleep doesn’t come close to The Shining’s heights but still works as both mystery and horror.
Set in a dystopian 2032 where there’s nothing to eat but Taco Bell and everyone seems creepily nice, Demolition Man is quintessential cornball ‘90s action. A scenery-chewing performance by Wesley Snipes makes it a must-watch.
Kurt Russell snarls his way through the prison island of Manhattan to rescue the president in this John Carpenter classic. Escape from New York is dirty, violent, and utterly ludicrous — all great reasons to watch.
H.G. Wells’ novella The Time Machine set the tone for time-travel stories for years to come. This adaptation does right by the book, with visual effects that were mind-blowing in 1960 and still quaintly impressive today.